Black Spaghetti

By Carmina Gitana

Determined to create something
sophisticated and exotic
and adult,

we filled the kitchen
with dirty pots
and dirty jokes,

with the sharp, strong scent of spices,
and the sharp, strong sense of intimacy

of the sort that can only live
in the kitchen.

We chopped onions
and managed not to cry,
and shared tomato sauce-smeared kisses,
and licked olive oil
(extra virgin)
off one another's fingers.

Later, tasting
the fruits of our rambunctious labors,
we could not stop smiling,

the night sliding away
between our lips
like black spaghetti.

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Copyright 2005 Carmina Gitana
Published on Monday, February 28, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Monday, May 22, 2023, carlosjackal (2938)By person wrote:

    A wonderful scene painted so very well. A fave.

  • Jeangrim On Saturday, March 31, 2018, Jeangrim (7)By person wrote:

    Food erotica - delicious!

  • CorruptedLittleGirl On Sunday, April 8, 2007, CorruptedLittleGirl (253)By person wrote:

    Mmm... very sensory. I could taste it and smell it and feel it and see it... and even hear it. Very seductive and sweet.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, March 14, 2006, TropicalSnowstorm (1698)By person wrote:

    Fantastic imagery! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Sweet writing, very erotic and tactile Scholar

  • Sticky Kitty On Sunday, June 19, 2005, Sticky Kitty (242)By person wrote:

    erotic, enchanting and just the right lenght. -kitty

  • steuss On Friday, March 18, 2005, steuss (92)By person wrote:

    You do have an incredibly talent at conjuring images in your reader's minds. This was touching with its sincerity and honesty, glee and joy. So very well done! I love your alliteration.

  • -Oz- On Thursday, March 10, 2005, -Oz- (134)By person wrote:

    'delicious' -Oz

  • purr_verse On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, purr_verse (1060)By person wrote:

    completely excellent, evocative, beautifully crafted write. I agree with Brenya's comment. Fantastic piece.

  • Anth On Tuesday, March 1, 2005, Anth (1133)By person wrote:

    its great toi come to your works for something fresh and original, i utterly loved the ending

  • A former member wrote: for me food and love often go hand-in-hand. nice write! ....-samone

  • blue On Monday, February 28, 2005, blue (1454)By person wrote:

    Oh! Carmina, this was just....simply fantastic! Superb write!!! ..yes indeed...~b

  • A former member wrote: I love the way you play with my senses. Another wonderful work. I like your style a lot. Consider yourself faved.

  • AniDayz On Monday, February 28, 2005, AniDayz (820)By person wrote:

    sexy...'and licked olive oil (extra virgin) off one another's fingers...'hmmmm....i can taste this sensuality...

  • A former member wrote: hahaha, it's sweet, and cute, and yet... deep and dark, Really like it :)

  • A Broken Soul On Monday, February 28, 2005, A Broken Soul (81)By person wrote:

    almost disturbing... almost seductive, but deffinetly awesome! i love the title, it's very catchy. ^Autumn^

  • MightofNight On Monday, February 28, 2005, MightofNight (10)By person wrote:

    Awesome. Love the imagery and tone. Brings old memories back into vivid focus. :-D

  • A former member wrote: Mmmmm, this tickles me inside and tantalizes the part of my brain that translates poetry into feelings.

  • stormtalk On Monday, February 28, 2005, stormtalk (729)By person wrote:

    Flawlessly lovely.

  • Dei On Monday, February 28, 2005, Dei (665)By person wrote:

    Awww. this is very sweet. i know this feeling. of cooking up a meal with romance on the side. lovely

  • Elise On Monday, February 28, 2005, Elise (188)By person wrote:

    Interesting title, it made me wanna read. I'm glad I did..the romance of cooking together, eating together, and such..nice work ^_^

  • The Crimson Queen On Monday, February 28, 2005, The Crimson Queen (918)By person wrote:

    damn, i like this...and the title just kicks!

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